Tribulation: n. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering
So I have this theory. I always think that my best moments in life are captured within the solitude of an even year. I know, it sounds slightly crazy, but I look back on my life and it is very much true. I couldn’t wait for 2011 to be over with because it was crap. So moving on through 2012, it has been fairly decent. Well until last week. I started off great! Went to the gym to get a personal training assessment, made some jokes – had a good time. Tuesday I woke up and felt like a train wreck. I ended up getting some sort of sinus infection because of this bipolar Georgia weather. It was literally 65 one day and 33 the next. Crazy. So I ended up out of commission until Thursday-ish. Needless to say I was behind. I tried to catch up over the weekend that I to cram a bridal shower for an old college roommate, school, and some tasks for my grandmother in one day. So… in the midst of trying to write my paper, my car – whose name is Thelma – decides this would be an opportune time to take a break on working properly. Long story short I was left stranded with an expensive2WD-4WD part to replace, and 6 hours to write a paper. Point of the story? When life throws you some tribulations… you have to power through. Thelma is still “man-down” but I finished my paper, and I am slowly able to breathe again.
What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger
Moving on to the Mini Bucket List…. I had a few firsts last week. It was my first trip to the World Farmer’s Market here in Atlanta. I LOVED it. It reminded me a lot of the Spanish open-air market I went to in Barcelona all the time. I am making it a personal goal to try and purchase fresh foods as opposed to processed items whenever I can. While in the market I bought my first ever piece of fish! Trust me, this is a big deal. I tasted tilapia my friend had over lunch previously that afternoon and decided I can possibly dig that. So, I purchased one piece. I haven’t cooked it yet, because of the tribulations I had, but when I do, the finished piece will be revealed.
And for one of my rolling Bucket List goals I am going to take the advice of my fortune cookie I received this week…